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David Davis exposes ‘standard tactic’ that would ‘STOP clock’ on Brexit commerce negotiations

Following the EU Parliament’s ratification of Boris Johnson’s Withdrawal Settlement, the UK is lastly resulting from go away the union on the finish of right this moment. After right this moment, the UK will enter into an 11-month transition interval, during which we’ll negotiate a commerce take care of the EU. Nonetheless, former Brexit Secretary David Davis warned ITV’s Good Morning Britain that the EU have “standard tactics” which will make commerce talks “very tense” over the yr.

He mentioned: “What you may nearly definitely assure there will probably be some very very tense occasions over the course of the yr.

“The usual European tactic, not simply Michel Barnier’s, however the usual European tactic is to go proper to the sting.

“That’s how they negotiate.

“They even have a tactic if they actually miscalculate and run out of time, they do what they call ‘stop the clock’, and it stays midnight on December 31 for as long as they want.”

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LBC host Iain Dale agreed: “David’s had expertise of Michel Barnier, he is aware of his sport plan.

“Michel Barnier is a really intelligent man.

“Although you’d assume there may be extra incentive for the EU to do a deal now as a result of they promote us £90 billion greater than we promote them, I feel there’s going to be quite a lot of rocky paths over the following 11 months.

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“But it is in law that we can’t extend that, and that was quite a clever thing by Boris Johnson.”

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